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A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Mississippi State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
Address
P.O. Box 6334
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Mississippi State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
56%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
960-1260
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$15,628/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,245/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,684/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,109/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,494/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,121/ year
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Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.125 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.133 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.133 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,695Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 93 responses
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  • We are all different in our own ways.
    31%
  • Friendly
    24%
  • Diverse with MSU pride
    16%
  • Unique and caring
    10%
  • Outgoing
    8%
  • Country
    6%
  • Greek.
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.152 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.181 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 97 responses
Report
  • Hail State!
    68%
  • All of the above!
    13%
  • People's University
    12%
  • StarkVegas
    5%
  • Home away from home
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.95 responses
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Mississippi State University Reviews

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Mississippi State is truly a place that embodies community, cooperation, and a feeling of having a family with all of your fellow peers and professors. There are so many opportunities at Mississippi State whether you want to write or research or shadow, there is a place for you! Everyone fits in well, and whether it's thousands of people cheering on the Dawgs in Davis Wade on game day or whether it is just a few of your closest friends eating lunch together on the drill field, there is a comfortable feeling of knowing you belong there. The involvement with people on campus ranging from philanthropic activities to Greek life to academic pursuits is absolutely astonishing. I can't think of anywhere better to attend higher education.
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Mississippi State University is such a wonderful college choice, for so many reasons. Prior to coming here, I was highly indecisive between Mississippi State and Ole Miss. After my first visit to MSU, I was completely in love with the academics, campus, and town! I will forever be a huge proponent for MSU, and everything that it has have to offer. MSU has offered me so much just in the two semesters I have been here. I am majoring in Kinesiology, and every single of one the professors in this department are so helpful, and truly want to watch each student succeed. The professors in this department are particularly wonderful in assisting their students to get into grad school. Additionally, I have had a number of ways to get involved and volunteer for different organizations. I love seeing the diversity here at MSU, and at the same time realizing that we are all here for one goal, and that is being taught to be well-rounded professionals for “the real world”.
I absolutely love State! I am a current student expecting to graduate December 2019. I am Biological Science major. State has some of the best college professors you could ever imagine having. A lot of them are so laid back and considerate, but they also stress the importance of what is being taught and how it will contribute to our lives in some type of way. The environment on campus is very loving and welcoming. I love the diversity and the different cultural backgrounds amongst the people. I also work out a lot so I can honestly say I feel very safe on this campus.